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International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma: San Francisco and Chicago

Following our conference in Houston on May 20, the 2016 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma will continue with one-day conferences in San Francisco on September 16 and Chicago on October 7.

Each conference will be a one-day event starting at 8:30am and ending around 6:30pm, including breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail hour, plus coffee breaks throughout the day. Each will feature top mesothelioma experts, professionally-moderated support sessions, and numerous opportunities for socialization.

Below, register to attend the conferences in San Francisco and Chicago, view hotel information, topics of discussion, and invited speakers. For information about the conference in Houston on May 20, click here.

Register for San Francisco, September 16, 2016 (register)
Earlybird registration is $50 through August 1. Regular registration is $65.

Register for Chicago, October 7, 2016 (register)
Earlybird registration is $50 until September 1. Regular registration is $65.


San Francisco

Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf
555 North Point St
San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: (415) 563-1234
Discounted rate: $309



The Kimpton Gray Hotel
122 W Monroe St
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 750-9012

A booking link will be added soon.

covered at each location by different speakers

• Mesothelioma Research – What’s on the Horizon
• Clinical Trials for the Newly Diagnosed and Beyond
• Radiation Therapy New Techniques and New Ways to Incorporate into Treatment Modalities
• Surgery: How Do We Improve Outcomes
• Immunotherapy Options
• Introduction to Regional Centers of Excellence
• Do Your Genes Put You at Risk


San Francisco
invited speakers

• Thierry Jahan, MD, University of California San Francisco
• Courtney Broaddus, MD, University of California San Francisco
• David Jablons, MD, University of California San Francisco
• Andrew Lowy, MD, University of California San Diego
• Lyudmila Bazhenova, MD, University of California San Diego
• Gleneara Bates, PhD, Meso Foundation

invited speakers

• Hedy Kindler, MD, University of Chicago
• Sam Armato, MD, University of Chicago
• Kiran Turaga, MD, University of Chicago
• Dennis Wigle, MD, Mayo Clinic
• Aaron Mansfield, MD, Mayo Clinic
• Tobia Peikert, MD, Mayo Clinic
• Daniel Raymond, MD, Cleveland Clinic
• James Stevenson, MD, Cleveland Clinic
• Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran, MD, Loyola University
• Arkadiusz Dudek, MD, University of Minnesota Medical Center
• Gleneara Bates, PhD, Meso Foundation

The first conference as part of the 2016 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma will take place in Houston on May 20. Click here to view information about this event.

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Looking back at the 2014 Symposium

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Symposium Blogs

2014 Symposium Recap

During the 2012 Symposium, we had an impressive array of mesothelioma doctors on the sidelines answering any questions that couldn't be answered on stage. You can find those questions and answers, and a lot more, in our blogs:

Questions and Answers: Part 1
Questions and Answers: Part 2
A Morning on Capitol Hill